It’s time to feel scared and unnerved in equal measure once more as we get ready to play the Silent Hill 2 Remake!
Yes, the title of this article doesn’t lie. Silent Hill 2 Remake is heading to a games store near you which means it’s time to start training your brain and practice not looking scared in front of your friends once again.
I’m not sure there’s enough time to ever get that mentally prepared!
If you’re a Silent Hill fan, then the chances are that you’ve definitely experienced the spine-tingling, fear-enducing adventures of James Sunderland and the ensuing psychological torment he experiences.
Well, Silent Hill 2 Remake promises slicker controls and all new graphics, and what we’ve seen so far looks utterly incredible.
One thing is for sure; of all the conjecture and cold-hard facts that we’ve picked up from scouring the internet about this game, it’s definitely going to be a blood-curdling terror-fest from start to finish.
So, turn on off all the lights, practice your screaming, and get ready to scare yourself silly as you check out everything about the newest remake on the block!
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Silent Hill 2 Remake Gameplay
Silent Hill 2 Remake marks the first Silent Hill home console game since 2012’s Silent Hill: Downpour, and the Ps Vita title Book of Memories, which is a game that we would rather forget existed.
So, it’s about time that we delved back into James Sunderland’s world, though I’m still not ready to read that letter from his dead wife. The whole thing gives me the heebie-jeebies!
In terms of gameplay, we’ve all played the original PS2 game and know the general gist of what to expect.
And if you haven’t, then you’re in for one hell of a treat.
Konami know how to get your hairs standing on edge and your teeth chattering alright; I think they perfected the formula in this mind bending masterpiece, and the game trailer shows that the might of the PS5 has only made this game even better.
The game’s harrowing and often chilling storyline has been married beautifully with graphics that take your breath, and not just because of the sheer panic from playing the game.
And yeah, Pyramid Head is going to give you nightmares all over again!
Check out the official trailer below!
What Platforms Will Silent Hill 2 Remake Be Available On?
Initially, Silent Hill 2 Remake will only be available on PS5.
At the time of release, it will be solely available on the PS5, with a Steam release dropping 12 months after.
That’s great news for the Sony fans out there, but if you’re a windows gamer, then it means you’re going to have to wait an extra year to dive into this scarefest.
As of yet, we don’t really know whether the game is going to see a release on Xbox or Nintendo Switch.
As we know, Microsoft and Sony aren’t exactly on speaking terms at the minute. Silent Hill 2 Remake featured amongst other games Microsoft would like to get their grubby mitts on in order to have a bigger share of the console market.
And while the Switch has got some scary games, I don’t exactly think Nintendo’s hybrid console is the best home for the new Silent Hill game.
It would only bring about a situation where the devs need to ‘dumb it down’ a little for it to work on Switch anyway, and that is going to create a big delay like the one Harry Potter fas are experiencing right now.
When Is The Silent Hill 2 Remake Release Date?
The Silent Hill 2 Remake is most likely to drop in the Spring of 2024.
That would mean that a new Silent Hill title won’t be out in time for Christmas, so you won’t be able to scare your grandparents silly while they’re getting ready to watch the King’s Speech.
Back in October 2022 at the Silent Hill transmission event, the enhanced version of Silent Hill 2 was finally announced, with speculation that the game had been in early development since 2019.
So, if we say that the team behind the title had been working on it for 3 years by this point already, then Spring 2024 wouldn’t be an unrealistic goal to get a remake out on the shelves.
Can I Play Silent Hill 2 Remake On Xbox?
At the time of writing, there are no plans for the Silent Hill 2 Remake to head to Xbox.
Until Microsoft and Sony sort out their differences, I wouldn’t expect that to change either.
How Many Silent Hill Games Are There?
There are currently 17 Silent Hill games available to play including console games, mobile games, arcade and play novels.
That’s a lot of scare for your buck!
Why Is Silent Hill 2 So Scary?
Silent Hill 2 is a psychological thriller of the highest calibre. The unnerving, bone chilling soundscape makes you feel like your skin is on fire, and the gameplay plays tricks with your senses.
This game doesn’t make you jump by a dead body flying into a screen or a zombie suddenly cropping up right in front of the camera. It makes you feel uncomfortable and like you want to run away from the TV screen by being altogether eerie, a true horrifyingly brilliant classic if ever we saw one.
Is Silent Hill 2 Remake Made With Unreal Engine 5?
Yes, Silent Hill 2 Remake is getting the star treatment thanks to Unreal Engine 5.
The team behind the remake are confident that this move won’t just give the old classic a much needed lift, but that it will regain its title as one of the best survival horror games of all time!
When Can I Get Silent Hill 2 On PS5?
The most likely release date for Silent Hill Remake is Spring 2024, but we’ll update this article with new information as and when we get it.
Don’t forget to check out where Silent Hill 2 ranked in our list of the best Silent Hill games of all time!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.